2011 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Not all warm and Fozzy

2011 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5X Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Not all warm and Fozzy
By arveejay on


2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


There is a lot of noise inside the car at speed. I spent a couple hours setting up the hands free Bluetooth phone. Pairing the phone was easy. Sitting still, windows up, programming numbers was a major chore. The voice mostly said pardon. It just didn't want to accept numbers. We finally got 6-7 numbers programmed and took it for a test ride. It rarely worked, even at speeds under 35 mph. At speeds above 55, forget it. Dealer replaced the radio and the microphone. Tech prewarned me it was no better, and it isn't. Called S.O.A. and I was informed there was no know fix for it. Bumper 2 bumper warranty, and it can't be fixed. That's reassuring.Pistons rattle when cold. Was told it's normal.

Best Features

Small and easy to manuever and gets excellent traction in snow.

Worst Features

Reduce the amount of rattles. Replace the transistor quality speakers. Use some sound deadining inside the cab. Don't charge for options like Bluetooth that won't work and can't be fixed.
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